Training in Times of Change

Roberto Zachmann, International Labour Organization

What changes in the world of labour distinguish our times from "Modern Times"? What are the skills and capabilities that Charlie Chaplins of the age of ICTs need to possess and how should governments and enterprises act so that they acquire them?

Roberto Zachmann argues that there is a need to modify the vocational and educational systems for the whole economy to enhance social capital and allow contemporary economies to adjust to a new industrial revolution.

About the speaker
Mr. Zachmann is an industrial engineer from the University of Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) with a Doctorat de Troisième Degree at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is currently the focal point on ICTs and labour markets at the Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department of the International Labour Office. He previously headed the office of management of the Colombian national budget (Ministry of finance) and was an advisor to the head of the Colombian National Planning Department.

Venue: Keizer Karelplein 19, Conference room, 4th floor

Date: 18 September 2008

Time: 12:00 - 13:00  CET